Community Businesses Reward Students with Thames Rotary Blue Light Fishing Trip

Fourteen students from Year 11 were recently treated to a day’s fishing with Coromandel Snapper Safaris thanks to the generosity of community business leaders. The students were nominated by the school for their positive attitude and decision making in Year 10.

The event is organised each year by Community Constable Nigel Smith as part of Blue Light, a national police initiative to foster good relationships between police and youth. The trip was made possible through the generosity of local businesses:

  • Thames Rotary generously sponsored the outing and also provided on-site help.
  • Pak’n Save provided a BBQ lunch.
  • Valley Toyota provided a minibus.
  • Hunting and Fishing NZ provided various prizes for the students.
  • The Warehouse and Early Bird Fishing and Hunting supplied the bait.

Students marked an array of “firsts” on the trip, including first time on a boat, first fish ever caught, first time on a boat without feeling sick and the first time one of the students has been for a swim!

Many thanks to the generous community supporters who made this trip possible.